Gold prices rose on Thursday in Asia after China reported a sharp jump in the death toll and confirmed cases from the coronavirus.
Gold Futures for April delivery gained 0.4% to $1,577.05 by 1:15 AM ET (05:15 GMT).
Hubei, the province at the center of the epidemic, said it is using a new method of diagnosis and reported an additional 242 deaths and 14,840 new cases of coronavirus today, a 45% increase from the previous day.
The province said it began to include “clinically diagnosed” cases in its figures, which refers to using CT imaging scans to diagnose patients.13,332 of the new cases fall under that classification.
Source : Investing.com